Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinguished candidates for a half-year, visiting faculty Philosophy position in the Department of Biblical Studies, Christian Education Ministries, and Philosophy (BSCP) beginning in January 2018 through May 2018. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.
The appointee will teach a variety of courses for majors and non-majors depending on the candidate’s expertise. The total teaching load is 12-credit hours, which will include a 3-credit hour course during the January term and a 9-credit hour load during the Spring semester. The appointee should be a team player who demonstrates excellence in teaching, a willingness to engage students outside of class and support for the curricular and extra-curricular activities of the department.
In support of the overall University Mission, the Philosophy program aims to develop competent, caring and creative thinkers equipped for world service and lifelong learning. The BSCP department offers both BA and BS degrees in Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries, Youth Ministries, and Philosophy with multiple concentrations and minors. The Philosophy program also serves the cross-disciplinary major in Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE). Philosophy faculty and students maintain a dynamic community that extends beyond academics to spiritual and social development. Graduates are equipped with rigorous reasoning, writing, and problem solving skills for success in law, ministry, publishing, business, the professorate, and other fields. The Philosophy faculty also contribute significantly to the University Foundational Core curriculum, publish regularly in refereed scholarly publications, and serve as editors and referees for scholarly philosophical and theological journals.
Taylor University is located in the small town environment of Upland, Indiana, seventy miles north of Indianapolis and fifty miles south of Fort Wayne. The proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits, including access to specialized healthcare and cultural and entertainment opportunities including music, theater, art, professional athletics and commerce.
Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and a completed application to email@example.com. The application is available at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc. Material should be addressed to Dr. Michael Hammond, Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts & Biblical Studies. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.